How to configure a remote computer with Windows XP,2000,2003 for accessing via Remote Computer Manager
Before working with the program "Remote Computer Manager", the remote computer must be pre-configured. Log in to the remote computer using the administrator account and do the following steps:
Step 1. Allow "file and printer sharing" in Windows Firewall.
Open the control panel and switch the view to classic view. Open "Windows Firewall".
In the new window, be sure that the "Don't allow exceptions" option is not enabled. After that, go to the tab "Exceptions".
Be sure that the "File and Printer Sharing" rule are enabled and allow connections. After that, click on "OK" button.
If you use a third-party firewall, be sure that he allows the following actions:
Incoming TCP connections to port 139 or 445 (Server Message Block (SMB) protocol),
ICMP requests and responses,
Incoming and outgoing UDP packets to port 137 (NetBIOS Name Resolution protocol).
Step 2. Disable simple file sharing.
Open "My Computer". In the toolbar, click on "Tools" and then on "Folder Options".
In the pop-up window, go to the tab "View". Be sure that the "Use simple file sharing (Recommended)" option is not enabled.
After that, click on "OK" button.
Step 3. Create administrator account with a password. (You can skip this step if the remote computer is connected to a domain and you know the domain administrator account)
Open the control panel and switch the view to classic view. Click on "Administrative Tools" and open "Computer Management".
In the Management Console, navigate to the item "Computer Management\System Tools\Local Users and Groups\Users".
Make a right-click on an empty space. In the pop-up menu, click on "New User".
In the pop-up window, enter the user name and password (remember this name and password, it will be used in the program).
Uncheck all boxes and check the box "Password never expires". After that, click on "Create" button.
Make a right-click on a new user. In the pop-up menu, click on "Properties".
In the pop-up window, go to the tab "Member Of" and click on "Add" button. In the new pop-up window, click on "Advanced" button.
In the pop-up window, click on "Find Now" button. In the search results, locate and select the "Administrators" group.
After that, click on "OK" button in all pop-up windows.
You need to use this username and password when you will add this computer to the database of Remote Computer Manager.
Click the link below for learning how to add this computer to the database of Remote Computer Manager.
Step 5. Check network components. (Skip this step if you do not have problems)
Open the control panel and switch the view to classic view. Open "Network Connections".
In the new window, make a right-click on a current network adapter. In the pop-up menu, click on "Properties".
In the pop-up window, be sure that the following components are installed and enabled:
Client for Microsoft Networks,
File and Printer Sharing for Microsoft Networks.
Step 6. Verify that the administrative shares are active. (Skip this step if you do not have problems)
Click on "Start" and then click on "Run". In the new window, type "regedit.exe" and click on "Ok".
In Registry Editor, navigate to the sub-key "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\LanmanServer\Parameters".
If the AutoShareServer and AutoShareWks DWORD values are configured with a value data of 0, change that value to 1.
If these values do not exist, you do not have to create them.
Step 7. Restart the computer.
Some changes require that you restart your computer.